Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage

Could Mealworms Solve Our Plastic Problem? »

October 30, 2015

Quotes Senior Fellow Craig Criddle in relation to research on Styrofoam-eating mealworms.

By Olivia Lowenberg, Christian Science Monitor

A Shifting Approach to Saving Endangered Species »

October 5, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Gretchen Daily (Biology) discusses how the Endangered Species Act pits land users against conservationists.

By Erica Goode, New York Times

Virtual Reality Gets Real »

October 1, 2015

Senior Fellow Jeremy Bailenson (Communication) discusses how the brain perceives virtual reality.

By Maria Konnikova, The Atlantic

Styrofoam-eating Mealworms Might Help Reduce Plastic Waste, Study Finds »

September 30, 2015

Profiles research by Senior Fellow Craig Criddle and others on plastic-eating mealworms.

By Jareen Imam, CNN

Common Worms Could Solve our Global Plastic Crisis »

September 30, 2015

Quotes Senior Fellow Craig Criddle on the surprising results of research on Styrofoam-eating mealworms.

By Danny Clemens, Discovery Channel News

Drought survival: What Australia’s Changes Can Teach California »

September 25, 2015

Rebecca Nelson, a non-resident fellow at Water in the West, states that the sweeping changes needed to help Australia survive their 13-year drought were accepted because there was an understanding that it was for the public interest.

By Kevin Fagan, SF Chronicle

Here Comes the Sea: The Struggle to Keep the Ocean out of California’s Coastal Aquifers »

September 23, 2015

Profiles research by Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Rosemary Knight on saltwater intrusion into underground freshwater aquifers.

By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue

How to Survive the Sixth Mass Extinction »

September 22, 2015

Cites a paper co-authored by Senior Woods Fellow, by courtesy, Paul Ehrlich (Biology), that proves species are disappearing faster than at any time since the dinosaurs' demise. 

By Grennan Milliken, Popular Science

A Wet Winter Won’t Save California »

September 21, 2015

Op-ed by Senior Fellows Chris Field (Biology, Earth System Science) and Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science) calling for the incorporation of climate-related risks in planning for California’s future.

By Noah Diffenbaugh and Christopher Field, New York Times

Global Warming ‘Pause’ Never Happened, Scientists Say »

September 17, 2015

Discusses research co-authored by Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science) and Bala Rajaratnam, a Woods-affiliated assistant professor of statistics and of Earth system science.

By Chelsea Harvey, Washington Post

Monterey-Based Researchers Use Nature to Fight Skin-Burrowing Parasites »

September 17, 2015

Quotes Woods Senior Fellow Giulio De Leo (Biology) and Woods Affiliate Susanne Sokolow on their research using prawns to fight Schistosomiasis in Senegal.

By Diana LaScala-Gruenewald, Monterey County Weekly

Study Finds Snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada to Be Lowest in 500 Years »

September 14, 2015

Senior Woods Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh states that the new findings contribute to the evidence that global warming has substantially increased the probability of extremely low snow conditions.

By Nicholas St. Fleur, New York Times

Do Humans Have a Future in Deep Sea Exploration? »

September 14, 2015

Senior Fellow Robert Dunbar (Earth System Science) comments on Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory

By Chris Dixon, New York Times

In California's Protected Waters, Counting Fish Without Getting Wet »

September 8, 2015

Woods postdoctoral scholar Jesse Port explains how he uses DNA testing to reveal which organisms have been in the Monterey Bay.

By Lauren Sommer, NPR

Less Water Might Be Plenty for California, Experts Say, and Conservation is Only the Start »

September 6, 2015

Quotes Newsha Ajami, director of urban water policy at Water in the West, on the substantial "soft paths"  California can take to save water while reducing environmental impacts and saving money.

By Peter H. King, Los Angeles Times

Hammerhead Shark Bites Kayaker's Leg Near Malibu »

September 5, 2015

Cites study on low risk of shark bites off California coast co-authored by Woods Senior Fellow Fiorenza Micheli.

By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times

Are We Missing the Forest Through the Trees? »

September 3, 2015

Quotes Woods-affiliated researcher Becky Chaplin-Kramer on how more accurate tree counts can help with assessing climate impacts and water purification and soil conservation efforts.

By Jeff Nesbit, US News & World Report

Water Management’s High-Tech Future »

September 3, 2015

Interview with Newsha Ajami, director of urban water policy at Water in the West, about some of the advances she’s seeing around the state, and what a "next-gen water system” might look like.

By Lori Pottinger, Public Policy Institute of California Blog

A Monster El Niño Could Bring Relief and Misery to California »

September 2, 2015

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program fellow, discusses the implications of a record-strength El Niño.

By Daniel Swain, KQED

The Invisible Ocean Threat That Ripples Through the Food Chain »

August 31, 2015

Senior Woods Fellow Stephen Palumbi (Biology) discusses the critical role that corals play and how ocean acidification puts them at risk. 

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